Family Group Conferencing

Group conferencing (usually known as “family group conferencing” or “community group conferencing” or “restorative group conferencing”) routinely involves support persons for victims and offenders as well as additional participants from the community. Many group conferencing programs rely on a script, though some are more open-ended. The number of support persons present can often range from 6-10 to only a few, much like victim offender mediation. Some group conferences can be quite large.